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Theatre Productions

2017-2018

theyellowboat 

CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION

By: Annie Baker | Directed by: Hollace Starr

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet. "The characterizations display a miniaturist attention to detail that goes down to the bone." - Variety
Contains adult situations and language.

Tuesday, October 3-Friday, October 6, 2017, 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 7, 2 PM and 7:30 PM

$15 / $10 for Pepperdine students / $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff

Lindhurst Theatre; no late seating allowed. Join a talkback with the actors and director after the Wednesday performance.


 

crazyforyou 

The Luciana and Daniel Forge Fall Musical

BIG FISH - 12 CHAIR  VERSION

Music and Lyrics by: Andrew Lippa | Book by: John August| Directed by: Cathy Thomas-Grant

A fantastical new musical that follows the life of Edward Boom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest. Edward's larger-than-life stories delight everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father's epic tales of Witches, Giants, and Mermaids. Overflowing with heart and shifting between present-day and a story-book past, this musical brings a family and community together and reveals the true meaning of friendship.

Thursday, November 9-Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7:30 PM

Matinee: Sunday, November 12, 2 PM

Thursday, November 16-Saturday, November 18, 7:30 PM

$20 / $10 for Pepperdine students / $16 for Pepperdine faculty and staff

Smothers Theatre; Gold, Platinum, and Diamond members of the Center for the Arts Guild are invited to a special backstage tour before the November 16 performance.


 

 eurydice

HEDDA GABLER

By: Henrik Ibsen, in a version by Andrew Upton | Directed by: Scott Alan Smith

Some Honeymoons are shorter than others...Newly married Hedda is struggling with the prospect of a lifetime with her reliable but unexciting husband Tesman. Henrik Ibsen creates one of the theatre's most enduring and compelling characters in this complex and enigmatic story of a woman trapped in a world she cannot bear. Darkly funny, revealing and explosive, Hedda Gabler asks us to contemplate the painful differences between expectations and reality.

Tuesday, January 23–Friday, January 26, 2018, 7:30 PM

Saturday, January 27, 2 PM and 7:30 PM

$15 / $10 for Pepperdine students / $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff

Lindhurst Theatre; No late seating allowed. Join a talkback with the actors and director after the Wednesday performance.


 

 interference

MEDEA

By: Euripides, in a version by Ben Power |  Directed by: Cathy Thomas-Grant 

Medea is a wife, a mother, and an immigrant. When her husband abandons his family for a new life, she exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear. 

First staged at the Theatre of Dionysus in Athens, Greece, Medea has intrigued and terrified audiences for nearly 2500 years. Ben Power's version of Euripides' tragedy premiered at the National Theatre, London, in July 2014. Pepperdine's production will feature an original musical score by Professor of Music N. Lincoln Hanks. This production is not recommended for children under 12.

Wednesday, April 4–Friday, April 6, 2017, 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 7, 2:00 PM

$15 / $10 for Pepperdine students / $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff

Smothers Theatre; Join a pre-performance conversation with the director on Friday, April 8 at 6:30 PM in the Surfboard Room at Payson Library.


 

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